Ukraine was attacked today (Saturday) by Russia in the first massive missile attack of 2023. Alarms were sounded across the country from early morning as Russia used missiles and fighter jets to attack Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia.
Russian forces have launched ballistic missiles and cruise missiles at residential areas and critical civilian infrastructure across Ukraine. The first series of rocket attacks rocked the capital Kyiv early in the morning, with loud explosions reported in several neighborhoods in Kyiv at 06:00. Later, at 9:35, the air raid alert was activated in the Kyiv region following another series of explosions. The spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ihanat, confirmed that the explosions were caused by Russian missiles.
Russia Telegram channels claim that the black smoke is rising over the Kyiv train station. Meanwhile, the Kyiv train station (via https://t.co/l9yG8aGgB8): pic.twitter.com/fn8ztRCIln
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One of the Russian missiles hit critical civilian infrastructure in Kyiv, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said. In addition, it was reported that fragments of another Russian missile shot down by the air defense of Ukraine fell on an uninhabited house in the Hulusievsky district of Kyiv. As a result, the explosion caused a fire that was extinguished within an hour. There were no casualties.
A Russian missile that hit an apartment building in the city of Dnipro killed five people. This was announced by Ukrainian officials. In addition, missiles launched into the city area damaged essential energy facilities throughout the country. The country’s energy minister, German Glushchenko, warned that the attack would make the coming days “difficult”. In addition, the governor of the region announced: “At least 27 people, including six children, were also injured in the missile attack on the city, with additional people still trapped under the rubble.”